North Malé Atoll, Maldives


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Beach bungalow

Beach bungalow

Thatched digs on an easy-to-reach, simple island idyll, on an all-inclusive basis

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Accommodation in a Beach bungalow, on an all-inclusive basis at Ara Iru.

This offer includes return speedboat transfers for one adult. Guests will also receive a night fishing or turtle point snorkelling excursion and an introductory dive session per person, once per stay.

Please note that a four-night minimum stay is required.

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out at 12pm.

Green Tax of USD 6 per person (adult, child, infant), per day, is payable directly to the resort upon arrival.


Return speedboat transfers are USD 222 per adult (aged 12 and above), USD 111 per child (aged 3-11) and infants (aged 0-2) travel for free of charge.

Please purchase transfers directly with the resort at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 34% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel’s own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel’s own prices.

On 15/03/2019, two people may book a four-night stay in a Beach bungalow (inclusions as noted above) and will pay USD 1,840 per bungalow, per stay, compared to the publicly available rate of USD 2,790 per bungalow, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 34%.

The discounts, price, and availability stated above were checked on 21/12/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A lo-fi, castaway paradise in the Maldives on an all-inclusive basis - perks included


For an indescribably beautiful, gimmick-free getaway in the Maldives, look no further than this under-the-radar island. Surrounded by the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Makunudu offers the kind of low-key luxury that can be hard to find in the world's most glamorous archipelago.

There are 36 rooms at Makunudu: all Beach bungalows built in traditional Maldivian style, with rustic thatched roofs. The style is beautifully understated, using primarily local, natural materials and an earthy colour palette. Wash away sand and sea salt in your perfectly private garden shower and take shaded afternoon naps on your sun loungers. The best thing? The soft sound of the waves lapping the beach as you fall asleep.


- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fans
- Open-air garden shower
- Bath amenities
- Hairdryer
- Minibar
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Safe


Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ara Iru Restaurant (meaning Rising Sun) is a laid-back spot for buffet-style international cuisine, seafood specialities, and local delicacies. There’s also the Sand Bar for ice-cold beers and exotic cocktails, plus the option to arrange romantic candlelit dinners under the stars, sunset champagne cruises on a dhoni, and private lunches on a secluded sandbank (extra charges apply). In-room dining is available on request.


Aavun Spa offers an excellent selection of customised beauty therapies that incorporate age-old Maldivian, Asian and European techniques. Signature treatments include cucumber and honey facials, massages (Swedish, Balinese, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, seashell), coconut scrubs, and reflexology. Alternatively, book one of the spa rituals; the standout Maldivian Journey includes a deep cleanse, coconut and vanilla scrub, and top-to-toe hydrating massage.


Get away it from all: far, far away in the midst of the vast Indian Ocean. Tiny Makunudu Island is barely locatable on a map, but you may be pleasantly surprised to find it’s only a 50-minute speedboat ride from Malé. There’s a PADI dive centre on site and conveniently, a brilliant house reef that’s reachable from the beach. If exploring the depths isn’t your only hobby, the resort offers wind-surfing, catamaran sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, as well as badminton and volleyball. Experience the magic of night fishing on a traditional dhoni and take a boat trip around the region on a dreamy island-hopping excursion.

Good to know

A Green Tax of USD 6 per person, per night, is payable at the resort. This helps to fund conservation projects in the Maldives and is applicable across the region.

Makunudu Island can be reached by speedboat from Velana International. For more information on transfers, please see the offer details.

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Makunudu Island, North Malé Atoll, Maldives

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

Round-trip speedboat transfers are not included in the rate. Please arrange transfers with the resort at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

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  • Travelling by speedboat across hyper-blue waters to an unspoilt island idyll
  • Setting off from the white-sand beach to explore the dazzlingly colourful house reef

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